MINERS CASTLE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MINERS CASTLE
    • Operator : PICTURED ROCKS CRUISES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 460
  • Location
    • City : MUNISING
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 62
    • Passenger Capacity : 150
  • Size
    • Register length : 62.2 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 16.6 Feet
    • Overall Length : 68 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 17 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 18 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 558132

PICTURED ROCKS CRUISES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : MUNISING, MI AREA PICTURED ROCKS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

GRAND ISLAND

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

GRAND PORTAL

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

MISS SUPERIOR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

PICTURED ROCKS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

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Over 300 Companies Sign 'Neptune Declaration' to Ease Crew Change Crisis

Over 300 Companies Sign 'Neptune Declaration' to Ease Crew Change Crisis

Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea.About 90% of world trade is transported by sea, and coronavirus restrictions in many jurisdictions are affecting supply chains.In December the U.N.

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

For the Design issue Greg Trauthwein asked me to write about a favorite ship design. I have no favorite ship design, or should say there are simply too many that are truly worthy of mention.  But when considering favorite designs, ship designers (and builders) do carry a strange curse.

Australia Sends Troops to Help Contain Virus on Bulker

Australia Sends Troops to Help Contain Virus on Bulker

Australian defense personnel are being deployed to Port Hedland, one of the world’s largest iron ore loading ports, to help contain a coronavirus outbreak on a bulk carrier that last changed crews in the major seafaring city of Manila.Seventeen of the 21 crew from the Patricia Oldendorff carrier have tested positive for the virus, ship owner Oldendorff Carriers said in a statement.

BHP in Talks with for LNG Bunker Supply Contract

BHP in Talks with for LNG Bunker Supply Contract

BHP Group is in talks with three companies for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel five ships it plans to use to transport iron ore between western Australia and China, a senior company executive told Reuters.A contract is expected to be awarded next month after an initial 8 to 10 firms vied for delivery of the super-chilled fuel to the miner over 2022 to 2027, Rashpal Bhatti

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

A keel laying ceremony on Tuesday marked the official start of assembly on the first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in more than 35 years.During the ceremony held by The Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, (FBS) the keel was laid within the shipyard’s large graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Chinese Demand Lifts Baltic Index to Record Weekly Gain

Chinese Demand Lifts Baltic Index to Record Weekly Gain

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry commodities around the world, posted its biggest weekly gain ever, underpinned by a rebound in global commodities trading as iron ore demand from China picked up.The 35-year old index, which reflects rates for capesize, panamax and supramax ships

Baltic Dry Index Scales Over 1-year Peak

Baltic Dry Index Scales Over 1-year Peak

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities, rose to its highest level since September 2019 on Thursday as demand strengthened across vessel segments.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, rose 145 points, or 6.7%, to 2,323, its highest since Sept. 12, 2019.

River Cruising Returns on the Danube

River Cruising Returns on the Danube

River cruises are making a quiet comeback on the Danube after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global tourism to a standstill and forced companies to suspend voyages.Holiday makers are adapting to strict new safety measures on the elegant ships with Germany’s Nicko Cruises the first to restart Danube trips on June 22.

Great Lakes Shipping Companies Navigate Market Challenges Ahead

Great Lakes Shipping Companies Navigate Market Challenges Ahead

For U.S.-flag shipping on the Great Lakes, 2019 was a good year. Total cargos were 90 million net tons, up 7.5% over 2018 and 4.6% over the five-year average. 49.7 million net tons of iron ore were shipped, up 8.5% over 2018 and 11.7% over the five year. Limestone was up 9.7% over 2018 and 10.2% over the five-year average. In 2010 and 2011, coal and limestone were each about 20 million net tons.

Portland Port Welcomes New Tug

Portland Port Welcomes New Tug

Portland Port in the U.K. said it has taken delivery of new tug Rupert Best.Built in Turkey in 2019 to a Robert Allan Ltd. design, the Sanmar Sirapinar class ‘RAmparts 2200’ azimuth stern drive tug will increase and help support the port’s ability to welcome larger vessels. The tug has a bollard pull of 50t and her two Caterpillar engines deliver a total of 3,000 kw.

Baltic Index Inches Up on Rising Capesize Rates

Baltic Index Inches Up on Rising Capesize Rates

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index edged up on Friday, helped by rising rates for capesize vessels.The Baltic dry index, which tracks rates for ships ferrying dry bulk commodities and reflects rates for capesize, panamax and supramax vessels, rose 11 points, or about 0.6%, to 1,710.The Baltic capesize index rose 54 points, or 1.8%, to 3,025.

BHP to Expand Iron Ore Exports from Port Hedland

BHP to Expand Iron Ore Exports from Port Hedland

Miner BHP Group said on Tuesday it plans to expand its iron ore export capacity from Port Hedland, the largest global shipping hub for the steel-making commodity, by up to 40 million tonnes a year to 330 million tonnes a year.The move comes as improvements across BHP’s supply chain have opened the way to raise shipments if market conditions allow, Tim Day